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Microsoft buying Activision-Blizzard for $70 Billion

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    Microsoft-Activision Deal

    This is huge if it goes through as it would be the most expensive acquisition the gaming industry has ever seen. Not only that, it could finally see the end of Bobby Kotick as I suspect MS would likely clear house and replace most (if not all) the company leadership in due course in light of all the allegations that have been thrown over the last year or so.
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    Blizzard can finally get enough money to continue working on Overwatch 2 ヾ(✿゚▽゚)ノ
    (I really hope they can optimize the gameplay of World of Warcraft if possible, since 9.0 I've gone AFK and switched to Final Fantasy 14 →_→)
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    #3
    It also looks like Microsoft is cleaning house. Bobby Kotick has either been booted out or jumped ship as Phil Spencer will be the CEO.

    https://www.polygon.com/22889270/mic...il-spencer-ceo
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    #4
    Microsoft exec 1: Listen, Playstation out sold us last generation and they're outselling us this generation, how do we fix it?
    Exec 2: Buy up all the big developers and make the games exclusive so that Sony can't have them?
    Exec 1: Genius.

    That being said while they have said that Kotick will be staying, at least for now, if they do eventually get rid of him, that would be the silver lining. If someone can hopefully turn around the abuse and discrimination though it could be Phil Spencer, which is good.

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    God I hope this helps Blizzard, they have been on the decline.
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    It also looks like Microsoft is cleaning house. Bobby Kotick has either been booted out or jumped ship as Phil Spencer will be the CEO.

    https://www.polygon.com/22889270/mic...il-spencer-ceo
    I saw a different article saying Bobby staying. https://gamingbolt.com/bobby-kotick-...zard-microsoft
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    At least in the short term. I'm pretty confident there's a golden parachute with his name on it before too long

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    I'm hoping that this will be good news in the long term as Blizzard have been a bit meh lately in how they operate. In the grand scheme, Microsoft is the more ethical company and I hope that will rub off
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    The irony is they technically now own both Spyro and Crash Bandicoot, two Playstation mascots.

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    Even the weather app I use on my phone is talking about this news:

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    All we need now is for someone to buy EA out then the world really will start to burn (more than it is already I guess) as with Activision-Blizzard now felled, EA can go back to being the bad guy again!
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    EA can go back to being the bad guy again!
    Have they ever stoped?
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    This makes me very happy! Game Pass just keeps getting better and better Big Grin
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    Have they ever stoped?
    please pay 5$ to access the start menu
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    Ironically I just saw a CNN article come through on my Google News feed talking about whether EA will be the next big target. Also speculation on Ubisoft and Roblox as the next big targets. Apparently it is acquisition season in the gaming world right now.
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